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Culver's has Selected PAR Technology's Brink POS® Cloud-Based Software for All Of Its Locations

PAR Technology, Culver’s, RDS Wisconsin | April 15, 2021

ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a leading global supplier of point-of-sale (POS) solutions and innovative technical solutions to the restaurant industry, reported today that Culver's, a 790+-location quick-service restaurant concept headquartered in Wisconsin, has chosen PAR's Brink POS® as its point-of-sale system across the entire network. PAR Technology Corporation's wholly held subsidiary is ParTech, Inc.

Culver's, a mid-western U.S.-based retailer renowned for its ButterBurgers® and frozen custard, collaborated with long-time partner RDS Wisconsin during the software selection process, eventually selecting Brink POS® due to its industry-leading integration partner ecosystem. RDS Wisconsin will handle the relationship, which will include product rollout and maintenance.

“We will concentrate on our mission because of PAR's experience in QSR and innovative approach to technology, along with RDS' recognized expertise and knowledge of Culver's, its franchisees, and team members,” said Kelly Hanson, Vice President of Information Technology, Culver Franchising System, LLC. “We've also seen a difference in our guest preferences, with On-the-Go already responsible for nearly all of our business. PAR's approach to mobile capabilities for our restaurants and franchisees will have more convenience in serving our customers both online and in our drive-thrus.”

“We are pleased and humbled by Culver's confidence in PAR,” said PAR President and CEO Savneet Singh. “PAR aims to offer solutions that connect customers to the restaurants, meals, and moments they cherish, and we look forward to fulfilling this brand promise.” This is a storied restaurant concept, and PAR will work hard to ensure that Culver's name lives on.”

The initial pilot phase will begin later this month. The remaining Culver's sites will be converted in late 2021.

About Culver’s
Culver's guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made from farm-fresh ingredients and served with a smile for over 35 years. The franchise network has grown to include over 790 family-owned and operated restaurants in 25 states. The restaurants' nationally accredited customer experience is built on small-town, Midwestern traditions, sincere friendliness, and consistent dedication to quality. The award-winning ButterBurger, made from organic, never frozen meat, and Fresh Frozen Custard, including the iconic Flavor of the Day program, are signature items.

About RDS Wisconsin
Retail Data Systems of Wisconsin, a division of Data Systems, Inc., the country's largest Point of Sale Reseller, offers cutting-edge Retail Technology Solutions to the Quick Service, Grocery, Specialty Retail, Petroleum and Convenience, and Table Service Industries. RDS's 70+ years of business experience, professional skills, and dedication to providing exceptional customer service add to its long-standing relationships with loyal clients like Culver.

ABOUT PAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
PAR Technology Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary ParTech, Inc., is a multinational restaurant and retail technology provider focused on consumer satisfaction, with over 100,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries using its point of sale hardware and software. With the latest acquisition of Punchh Inc., a leading Loyalty solutions company, PAR has evolved into a Unified Commerce Cloud Platform for Enterprise Restaurants. Through integrating its cloud-based Brink POS®, Data Central® backoffice, PAR payments, and now Punchh loyalty software with the world's leading restaurant technology platforms, PAR's platform enables quick service, fast-casual, and table service restaurants to boost their operational efficiency. The stock of PAR Technology is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR.

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In the age of evolving shopper expectations and technology advancements, the global retail industry is in the midst of a profound shift in retail operations. To gain a deeper understanding of retailers’ focus, concerns and investment plans, Zebra conducted a global research study across a wide spectrum of retail segments, including: specialty stores, department stores, apparel merchants, supermarkets, electronics, home improvement and drugstore chains. The results of this study are shared in this 2017 Retail Vision Study.


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ProShop | September 12, 2022

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In the age of evolving shopper expectations and technology advancements, the global retail industry is in the midst of a profound shift in retail operations. To gain a deeper understanding of retailers’ focus, concerns and investment plans, Zebra conducted a global research study across a wide spectrum of retail segments, including: specialty stores, department stores, apparel merchants, supermarkets, electronics, home improvement and drugstore chains. The results of this study are shared in this 2017 Retail Vision Study.

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